Canberra Weather & Climate

With a mainly dry climate, the weather in Canberra is warm in Summer and cold in Winter - by most Australian standards. The hottest month is January with an average maximum temperature of 27.7°C and the coldest month in Canberra is July with an average maximum temperature of 11.2°C

Canberra gets 629mm of rain every year with an average of 108 days of rain each year and is evenly distributed across the year. Rainfall from cold fronts is more common in the winter months with thunderstorms being common in the summer months. Rainfall across the city is quite varied with the ranges to the west of the city receiving higher rainfall than to the east of Canberra.

Canberra weather rarely produces snow. Only a day or 2 each year have snow and it quickly melts. Snow is more common on the ranges to the west of the city and this snow cover can be seen from the centre of Canberra.

Canberra gets nearly 100 days of frost every year and over 50 days of fog. The city is also very sunny with an average of 7.6 hours of sunshine every day - 9 hours a day in summer with 5 - 6 hours in winter.

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Current Canberra Weather

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Canberra Weather Forecast

Tuesday

1am
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17°
4am
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16°
7am
Clouds
23°
10am
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32°
1pm
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33°
4pm
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32°
7pm
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23°
10pm
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13°

Wednesday

1am
Clouds
11°
4am
Clouds
10°
7am
Clouds
16°
10am
Clouds
24°
1pm
Clear
30°
4pm
Clear
30°
7pm
Clear
22°
10pm
Clouds
11°

Thursday

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10°
4am
Clouds
7am
Clouds
14°
10am
Clouds
22°
1pm
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26°
4pm
Clouds
26°
7pm
Clear
12°
10pm
Clouds
10°

Friday

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Clouds
10°
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Rain
10°
7am
Rain
10°
10am
Rain
17°
1pm
Clouds
21°
4pm
Clouds
25°
7pm
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12°
10pm
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10°

Canberra Annual Average Climate

Averages Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rainfall (mm) 50 50 50 50 40 30 40 40 50 60 60 50
Temp (°C) 20 20 17 13 9 6 5 7 9 12 15 18
Min Temp (°C) 12 12 10 6 3 1 1 1 2 6 8 11
Max Temp (°C) 27 27 24 19 15 12 11 12 16 19 22 26

Canberra Annual Average Temperature Graph (°C)

Canberra Annual Average Rainfall Graph (mm)